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Poster: Cleantone Date: Apr 6, 2006 11:53am
Forum: etree Subject: anyone else get this upload issue...

I have been so frustrated with this issue. I have a slow upload speed (10-12k) so it takes me a long time to upload. The last few times I've taken the time to upload I have had this issue. My FTP client shows 100% upload, the bit size of the uploaded file and the one on my mac are the same. Then the engine fails the md5. This most recent time after probably 8 hours uploading over the course of a few days 6 out of 9 tracks failed. There okay here obviously. Normally if an upload is not complete the FTP client lets you resume the upload to complete it. If the file is complete it tells you to skip or overwrite. These problem files always seem to be complete. So now I have to upload these 6 tracks again to see if they will then pass the check.

Anyone else have this problem?

This post was modified by Cleantone on 2006-04-06 18:53:55

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffchops11 Date: Apr 7, 2006 12:08am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: anyone else get this upload issue...

Are you set to binary mode? From the FAQ:


just uploaded a show and all the files fail the MD5 check, what's the deal?

Check to make sure the FTP program you used to upload the files is set to "binary" mode. If you try to upload .shn or .flac files in "ASCII" mode the files will fail the MD5 check. ASCII is the standard format for encoding plain text files (actually a subset of binary), while binary is used to encode almost all other types of files. More information on binary vs. ASCII can be found here.

If this does not solve the problem, be sure that all the file names in the MD5 file match the .shn file names. Be aware that the UNIX system the Internet Archive runs on is case-sensitive.

If you upload FLAC filesets to the LMA, please follow the naming standards to help the checking program here. Directories should be named with .flac16 or .flac24 suffix, not .flac. Otherwise, the program will report failures.

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Poster: Cleantone Date: Apr 7, 2006 12:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: anyone else get this upload issue...

Thanks. Got the .flac16 part fine. I used FireFTP for firefox this time. I have FTPthingy but it seems to suck, can't get it to upload. I looked at fireFTP and couldn't find a binary/ASCII setting. I sort of doubt that this is the main issue as some of the files were okay, and then eventually after reuploading they all were. I could understand if the bit size was not equal. When a track on my mac is 42270666 and fireFTP shows 4227066 bites uploaded to the engine I'm perplexed. Then have to doublethe already lengthy upload time to fix it. My solution for now is to not upload until I have a faster connection if ever. If I had 45k or more for upload this would not be as big of a deal as it is with 10-12k speeds. Uploading once is long enough, never mind twice for no reason.

Thanks.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Apr 7, 2006 3:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: anyone else get this upload issue...

When a track on my mac is 42270666 and fireFTP shows 4227066 bites uploaded to the engine I'm perplexed

Number of bytes does not = file integrity, as your md5 will tell you. My only observation is that this appears to be limited to your uploads, since nobody else has reported an issue like this. It's got to be a setting in your software, or an unreliable internet connection that is dropping something during transfer.

If you have tried 2 or 3 clients and found the same result I would complain to your ISP and see what they say. In some cases they can identify a poor connection between house and street.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2006-04-07 10:16:07

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Poster: Cleantone Date: Apr 7, 2006 6:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: anyone else get this upload issue...

That makes sense. I'm broke. Is there a free FTP for Mac OSX beside FireFTP and FTPThingy. Or can anyone tell me why FTP thingy wont upload for me?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Apr 7, 2006 11:49pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: anyone else get this upload issue...

Here's a few:

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#154